Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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12 Dec 2006

The terms of reference for this inquiry relate to 'Indigenous workers whose paid labour was controlled by Government'. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, governments put in place extensive controls over the employment, working conditions and wages of Indigenous workers. These controls permitted, both explicitly...

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16 Nov 2011

This report reviews the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 and recommends that it not be passed.

On 12 May 2011, the Senate referred the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 (Bill) to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (committee) for inquiry and...


28 Jun 2011

This inquiry is the first major review of the National Classification Scheme since it was introduced over 15 years ago.

The inquiry presented the committee with an opportunity to examine a range of important issues relating to the National Classification Scheme and to assess...


8 Feb 2010

This Senate report examines:

procedures for appointment and method of termination of judges;

term of appointment, including the desirability of a compulsory retirement age, and the merit of full-time, part-time or other arrangements;

jurisdictional issues, for example, the interface between...


12 Dec 2008

This report makes a series of recommendations for strengthening the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, supported by a majority of members of the committee. It includes a dissenting report by Liberal senators and additional comments by Senator Hanson-Young of the Australian Greens.

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